10-Day Affordable Peru

  • Tour code: 900-886
  • Available: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
  • Depart from: Lima, Peru
  • Duration: 10 Days
From USD$1849

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Highlights:

Visit Cuzco (Cuzco Cathedral, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Saksaywaman), Lima, Machu Picchu (Temple of the Sun, The Intihuatana), Raqchi.

Pricing Details

Single: $2523
Double (/Person): $1849
Third Person Adult: $1893
Child : $1893
Fourth Person Adult: N/A
Child : N/A

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

  • Price: All Prices are in USD. Prices are per person based upon shared twin room occupancy. All prices are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change without notice.
  • Children: All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age for children on escorted or guided tours is six. Minimum age for European River Cruises is 12. There is no minimum age on independent packages. Discounts for children sharing a room as third may apply to children under 12.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Lima
  • Day 2 Lima
  • Day 3 Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley of the Incas(1144 km)
  • Day 4 Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Day 5 Machu Picchu(123 km)
  • Day 6 Cusco
  • Day 7 Cusco - Raqchi - Puno(385 km)
  • Day 8 Uros Islands & Lake Titicaca
  • Day 9 Puno - Lima(1320 km)
  • Day 10 Lima
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Day 1 Lima

As guests arrive at the airport in Lima, Peru, they will be met by a tour representative and transferred to the local hotel. They will then have the reminded of the day free to spend at their own leisure.

Day 2 Lima

Today, we will begin the portion of our journey that takes place in Peru! In the morning, we will begin with a tour of Lima, learning about its 2000 years of history. We will begin at the colonial center of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see the historic buildings that surround the splendid Plaza Mayor: the impressive Palace of the Archbishop, the opulent Government Palace, the Official Residence of the President, and the Cathedral of Lima. Then, we will continue to the Monasterio de San Francisco complex. We will then be able to spend the remainder of the day at our own leisure, though we will also have the option to tour the Larco Herrara Museum. In the afternoon, guests will be briefed on the fascinating journey through Peru that waits. In the evening, we will enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the city's world-class restaurants known for its fusion cuisine.

Lima, the capital city of Peru, was founded by conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535. This city's historic places include the National University of San Marcos, which was established in 1551 and is the oldest university in the Americas.

Breakfast: Included

Day 3 Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley of the Incas(1144 km)

In the morning, we will depart from Lima by plane to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. When we arrive, we will take a scenic drive through the rugged mountainous region and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. En route, we will stop in Chinchero to see a weaving demonstration and, if time permits, to take a walk through the traditional market that offers alpaca wool clothing and other local treasures. Afterwards, we will enjoy a typical Peruvian lunch before resuming our journey. After we check into our hotel, we will enjoy dinner and music at a lovely restaurant in Urubamba.

This city once served as the capital of the Inca Empire. Many of its most popular sights are the ruins of this once-great people, such as the famous "lost city" of Machu Picchu. Cuzo itself also has many sights.

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    The heart of the Inca Empire, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is the region of Peru surrounding the city of Cusco. The valley is full of the ruins of this once-powerful empire, such as Ollantaytambo, Pisac and Tipon.
Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included

Day 4 Sacred Valley of the Incas

We will be able to enjoy the morning at our own leisure in the Sacred Valley and explore some of the ruins independently. Alternatively, we will also have the option to tour Moray, a remarkable agricultural center that demonstrates the Incas' mastery of high-altitude crop growing, and Maras, known for its nearby salt evaporation ponds. This afternoon, we will visit the impressive fortress of Ollantaytambo. In the evening, we will go to the countryside home of a local Peruvian family for a traditional dinner.
Breakfast: Included

Day 5 Machu Picchu(123 km)

Early in the morning, we will transfer to the Sacred Valley's Ollanta Station to board a train that travels through the misty peaks to the astonishing ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, designated by UNESCO as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. We will spend the afternoon exploring this unforgettable location, seeing the Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza, and the intricately carved sundial. In the evening, we will return to the Sacred Valley and transfer back to a hotel in Cusco for the night.

The famous citadel of the Inca sits atop a scraggy mountain peak overlooking the valley that was sacred to those people. These ruins feature many temples and the famous terraced-gardens the Inca developed for agriculture in the Andes.

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    The Temple of the Sun is a building in Machu Picchu that one stood as the tallest building in the city, to mark its importance for the Inca. Sacred religious rituals and astronomical studies were held within the building.
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    An Intihuatana is a astronomical ritual stone located in South America, strongly associated with the Inca calendar. The one at Machu Picchu is the most famous example, with one of its corners chipped off.
Breakfast: Included

Day 6 Cusco

We will spend our day today discovering the imperial city of Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire. In this lively city, we will see the influence of both Incan and Spanish cultures. We will take the time to explore and shop for the finest handicrafts and textiles in all of Peru. We will go on a "Behind the Scenes" tour of the city, visiting a local market to try some fresh-baked chuta bread and shop for ingredients to use in this afternoon's cooking lesson. We will stop at the Cuzco Cemetery to learn about Andean life and death and meet with a local shaman (holy man). Then, we will take a cooking lesson and get to eat our delicious creations when they are ready. In the afternoon, we will go on an optional excursion to see the highlights of Cusco, like the Colonial Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun, and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Tonight, we will savor the culinary delights of Andean cuisine at a local restaurant.

This city once served as the capital of the Inca Empire. Many of its most popular sights are the ruins of this once-great people, such as the famous "lost city" of Machu Picchu. Cuzo itself also has many sights.

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    This cathedral, also called the Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin, was completed in 1654, and is located in the Plaza de Armas. It contains many historically significant objects and relics.
  • Always Visit
    This walled complex is located on the outskirts of Cuzco, situated on a steep hill overlooking the city, which provides the location with impressive views of the surrounding valley.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 7:00am - 5:30pm
Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Day 7 Cusco - Raqchi - Puno(385 km)

Today, we will go on a long drive that will eventually reward us greatly. Very early in the morning, we will depart Cusco in the early morning, enjoying the spectacular scenery as we drive through the Andes mountains and plains to Puno, located on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. In this area, we will be able to see llamas and alpacas graze on the immense plateaus and plains. On the way, we will visit the Temple of Wiracocha, the largest Inca temple ever discovered. In the modern day, Raqchi remains home to many farmers, ranchers, artisans. Then, we will arrive at the pristine Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. We will enjoy a boxed lunch on the drive. If time permits, we will be able to meet the children at a local school before arriving in Puno for the night.

Breakfast: IncludedLunch: Included

Day 8 Uros Islands & Lake Titicaca

In the morning, we will take a boat excursion from Puno to the fascinating Floating Uros Islands, where the Uros, the indigenous people of the island, live. When we return to Puno, we will have the remainder of the day to spend at our own leisure. Alternatively, we will be able to tour the Sillustani Tombs, a pre-Incan burial ground on the shores of Lake Umayo. When we return to Puno, we will be able to spend the evening at leisure.
Breakfast: Included

Day 9 Puno - Lima(1320 km)

We will depart Puno by flying to Lima, where we will spend the rest of the day at our own leisure. In the evening, we will have one last farewell dinner with the group, enjoying more Peruvian specialties.
Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Day 10 Lima

Today, guests will transfer from the hotel in Lima for their departure flights. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding when to book flights.

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  • Air fares between your hometown and the arrival/departure city of this tour.
  • Optional tours, tips to guides, driver, and tour manager.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, wines, water, beverages, food other than the table d'hote menu, passport and visa fees, insurance, airport taxes and fees, and foreign port taxes unless specifically indicated in the package inclusions.
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